Most of my posts lately have focused on Sam, Frodo, and Rosie, so let’s take a break from them and visit a completely different side of my mind – anime/manga. Now, I’m not as obsessed with anime as I am with some other things – Lord of the Rings, Zelda, Sherlock, Hamilton, etc. – but I still adore it. Usually I read manga for popular series more than watch the anime, because there’s more to be learned that way as the shows often cut out a lot. And, let’s face it, I don’t have the time for all that tv-watching. So this post is more of “Top five female characters in anime AND manga”, but that would be a long title, wouldn’t it? So without further ado, to the list.
#5: Honda Tohru (Fruits Basket)
Tohru is adorable, friendly, and so sweet to everyone she meets. I love her kindness. Fruits Basket is one of my favorite manga series of all time, and I have read all 23 volumes – I guess you could say I’m committed! We’ll meet another Fruits Basket lady later on. Well actually, she’s not much of a lady, but anyway, onward.
#4: Seo Yuzuki (Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-Kun)
I’ve rambled on and on about my love for this show and for Yuzuki in particular, so it’s no wonder that she made it on here. Forget anime, she’s one of the best female characters in fiction. Period.
#3: Houshakuji Renge (Ouran Highschool Host Club)
Renge the fangirl! I see so much of me in her – she’s a geek, she has nothing to do with her life except write fanfiction (though hers tend to get filmed by a Hollywood crew) and cosplays badly. I love this girl.
#2: Sohma Izuzu “Rin” (Fruits Basket)
Rin wasn’t in the anime, which is a real shame. She has depression and serious self-worth issues, but watching her over come them out of love for her boyfriend, Hatsuharu, was beautiful. I am nothing like her, but she’s #2 on my list all the same.
#1: Mizuno Ami (Sailor Moon)
Ami’s my girl. I have a button of her on my purse, and she’s the only girl on this list who I’ve cosplayed. She is smart, loyal, kind, and she has blue hair. AND she has water powers. Seriously, she couldn’t be better.
Honorable mentions: Fujioka Haruhi (Ouran Highschool Host Club), Mogami Kyoko (Skip Beat).